Previous winners have included the Dalai Lama, Nelson Mandela and Malala Yousafzai
It has been announced this week that Vogue Scandinavia's inaugural cover star and climate activist Greta Thunberg has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. The announcement came via Lan Marie Berg, a Norwegian politician and member of the country’s Green party, who detailed that the 20-year-old activist will be in the running for the esteemed award.
But it’s not the first time that Thunberg has been put forward for the top prize. The activist, who recently made headlines with her brief detention by German police whilst protesting the expansion of a coal mine in the village of Lützerath, has been nominated for the accolade several times previously. In fact, this is the fourth consecutive year that she has been put forward, having had her name thrown in the hat last year, along with 2021 and 2020.
Alongside Thunberg this year, there is another climate activist nominated: the Ugandan Vanessa Nakate, founder of the Rise up Climate Movement. Ukraine also features heavily on the list of nominations with the critic to the Russian regime Alexei Navalny, along with Vladimir Kara-Murza, both of which have experienced attempted poisonings.
2022 saw the Peace Prize awarded to the Belarusian human rights advocate Ales Bialiatski, along with the Russian human rights organisation Memorial and the Ukrainian human rights organisation Center for Civil Liberties. Previous winners of one of the top political accolade’s have included Pakistan's education advocate Malala Yousafzai, awarded to her in 2014 when she was just 17-years-old making her the youngest winner ever. And even Barack Obama in 2009 for “his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples.”
The winner of the 2023 prize will be determined by the Norwegian Nobel Committee and announced in October this year.
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